PJ Tucker and Jimmy Butler are two hot headed veterans who have been in the league for long. Not only are these two important keys for Miami Heat to make a valid run for the NBA Championship, but their hilarious nature has what kept the environment inside the team so damn positive. The latest to justify this claim, was their post-game interview as the Heat took 3-2 lead against Sixers.
To those who missed Game 5, Heat won 120-85 to take the upper hand in this particular semi-final series. After which PJ Tucker praised Jimmy Butler for his valid leadership and performance. In the process, these two went onto showcase their expressive and close bond of friendship.
PJ Tucker hilariously trolls teammate Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler has been amongst the headline for his aggressive plays and incidents on the court, for which he has received many fines over the course of the 2021-22 season in particular. PJ Tucker took a shot at him for the same, while the former could not stop laughing upon the same.
“I’m just lucky to play with guys like Jimmy man, everything I learn, I learn from him, man. I pay his fines, so he brought me a new car man. We play hard together man, so I just match his energy, so that’s all, we just match each other’s energy.”
Talking about the individual performance of both these personnel, PJ Tucker recorded 10 points and seven assists in Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jimmy Butler, on the other hand, scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 34 minutes of action.
With the series now once again losing to be staged in Wells Fargo Center for Game 6, it is the last chance for Joel Embiid led Philadelphia 76ers to draw the series level in a do-or-die game. After being snubbed for the MVP accolade once again, will Embiid be able to find his offensive rhythm once again to lead the charge for his team? Remains to be seen.